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Keane determined to restore Sunderland pride as Arsenal arrive

PUBLISHED: 12:10 08 May 2008 | UPDATED: 15:02 07 September 2010

Sunderland may have secured their Premier League status, but their fiery manager Roy Keane is demanding a strong display to send a sell-out crowd home happy against the Gunners at the Stadium of Light on Sunday afternoon. The Black Cats boss blew his to

Sunderland may have secured their Premier League status, but their fiery manager Roy Keane is demanding a strong display to send a sell-out crowd home happy against the Gunners at the Stadium of Light on Sunday afternoon.

The Black Cats' boss blew his top after his side's 2-0 defeat at Bolton on Saturday, accusing several players of a lack of respect.

And the former Manchester United legend (pictured) wants a stark improvement.

"Every game is an opportunity to impress me, but there will be changes in the summer because I'm saying the same thing week in, week out," he warned.

"We've lost 22 games this season and people keep telling me we've had a good season, but I'm lucky to still be in a job."

Three defeats in the past four Premier League games have annoyed the Irishman.

The manner of some of those losses has left him fuming.

But there is no doubt there's enough talent in the Wearsiders' ranks to trouble an Arsenal side who are guaranteed to finish in third place, win, lose or draw.

Kenwynne Jones, in particular, has earned some admiring glances for his physical forward play, netting seven times in the league.

Michael Chopra has also scored six times but the former Newcastle United man has yet to convince the Sunderland faithful of his worth, mainly because of his strong ties to St James' Park.

Seven wins since January helped Sunderland move away from the relegation zone and maintain their top-flight status.

And they are one of the strongest sides on their home patch outside the top four, with nine wins in front of their own fans this term.

Keane, however, wants that to reach double figures on the final Sunday.


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